Vendo Trade Show Lineup
These vintage photos show a trade show for soda vending machines from the 1950s. On the floor are machines that illustrate the manufacturing history of the Vendo Company through to the late 50s.
In the first photo, you can see what appears to be a barrel or tub on legs that was probably the very first version of a dispenser to vend bottled Coca-Cola. Beside that is the Vendo “Washtub”. It was the first rendition of a vending machine with a horizontal rotating vending mechanism. The next two machines look like Vendo Standards with coin-operated lids. After that are a V-80 and a V-216.
In this photo the two larger machines were replaced by a single machine: the V-83. There is also space reserved for the latest Vendo soda machine model to be positioned.
The final photo is of the trade show floor. Here you can see all types of vending machines: candy, cold food, milk and soda among them. Wouldn’t it be great to go back in time and walk this floor so you can see these machines when they were new?